A winter storm warning has been posted for late today until 4pm on Sunday. Snow levels by Sunday am will be down to Bishop so travelers beware of snow on 395 on Sunday.
Over the last 24 hours we saw a few clouds mixed in with winds gusts to 70 MPH. High on Friday got into the mid 30s at main and down into the mid 20’s last night for continued snowmaking.
Currently we have a 25 at Main Lodge and an 18 up top with winds gusting to 18 MPH at Main with winds to 38 out of the SSW over the top.
For today into Sunday we can expect increasing clouds with winds gusting to 45 at Main and over 70 MPH at the top of the ski area. Highs will be in the upper 20’s with a low of 15 tonight. Sunday we will have a high of 20 at Main Lodge under snow showery skies.
Detailed 5-day Snowfall Forecast:
Today 11/26 — Snowfall likely develops late Saturday afternoon or evening and continues overnight and into Sunday morning. Accumulations 9 – 12” at Main, up to 15” up top when lifts open Sunday AM.
Sun 11/27 — Snowfall tapers off during the morning, ends late AM. Snow showers may develop again overnight. Accumulations up to 2” more at Main, up to 3” up top, mostly Sunday AM.
Mon – Tue 11/28 – 29 — There is a chance light snow showers Monday AM, no accumulation expected or maybe an inch. No snowfall expected on Tuesday.
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Snow Conditions Report and News from The Hill
Snow Report Update 11-26-2016 – Out on the hill we currently have a base of 12-36+ inches from Main Lodge up to the top.
The snow surface on the groomers is now a mix of soft packed powder along with some firmer groomed out man-made snow. You will also find some ice out there so watch yourself out on the hill.
Up top they have been grooming Cornice and it is carving great first thing in the morning. Just beware of the first 100 feet it’s solid ice. Off of Cornice you’re going to need a good edge as there is some nice firm wind buff mixed in with some ice and suck pack.
The Unbound Park is now open after a massive snowmaking run. It’s still low tide in the park but they have some cool features set up along with 1 big jump.
Bus Service the Red Line and the Blue Lines are now open for the winter season here in Mammoth Lakes.
Lifts open at this time: Chairs 1, 2, 3, 6 and 11 along with G1 and G2. Lift hours this week are 8:30 Am to 4 PM. Thanks Mammoth Mtn for opening at 7:30 am the last two days.
Runs that will be open today weather permitting: Apple Pie, Broadway, Stump Alley, Rusty’s, Mambo, Forest Trail, Andy’s Double Gold, Saddle Bowl, Center Bowl, Christmas Bowl, China Bowl, West Bowl, Cornice Bowl, Dave’s, Climax and the Drop Outs.
Snowmaking has been a great success over the last week. For the upcoming week look for the team to dial in the race runs, the unbound park and also finishing off Stump Alley. They have also started to blow snow for the connection with Canyon Lodge.
DUMP ALERT!! – New this season Snowman will be emailing and texting a dump alert once it starts to snow, along with our dump alert we also have a once a month newsletter that comes out the first week of each new month. Here is the link to sign up…
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